“I love me county.”
There’s no doubt people throughout Ireland share the same type of sentiment for their home county that former Waterford hurler John Mullane famously expressed after the Munster Final victory over Cork in 2004.
But how well do Irish people really know their own county? And how do they think about other counties relative to their own?
That’s what a team of researchers at Lero, the SFI Research Centre for Software at NUIG and the School of Applied Psychology at UCC want to find out from the Irish public in a new survey.
The survey is designed to help the research team improve understanding of Irish culture and understanding of how people form judgements about their own county relative to other counties.
It is hoped that the survey will provide a new and interesting insight into Irish culture and can be used to improve social relations and decision-making around important social and political issues.
Anyone over 18 who has grown up in any of the 26 counties in the Republic of Ireland is invited to participate in the survey, which takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and can be accessed here.